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2 Members say: Intense, Raunchy, Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging
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1h 30m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

IRT Theater and Hard Sparks present a modern reworking of the Greek myth of Ganymede about a beautiful Trojan boy abducted by Zeus and taken to live with the gods on Mount Olympus. More…

'The Rape and Abduction of Ganymede'–in all its celebrated and problematic forms–has been the subject of artists, writers, and thinkers since antiquity. It remains emblematic of the treatment of generations of men and boys at the hands of powerful and sometimes corrupt systems. In Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of the myth, directed by Obie winner David Drake, Ganymede confronts the complexity of his iconography and comes of age while receiving a large tattoo. In this erotic tale of desire and possession, Bartlett’s modern-day Ganymede–rejected by family, community, and culture–subverts our oldest gay myth by fighting back.


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"The Ganymede myth gets a sexy makeover in Bartlett's intimate and intense two-hander...Bartlett's sparse dialogue, delivered by the expressive duo, enhanced by John Salutz's stunning sound and lighting design, makes the play a sight to behold...Drake's direction magnifies the poetic intensity of Bartlett's play without overpowering the story with gimmicks. The simplicity of the staging reveals a profoundly complex story that explores the identity of a frequently revisited hero." Full Review


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Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy, Slow

See it if Looking for high qiality acting

Don't see it if You haven't done your homework first

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Absorbing, Intense, Raunchy, Great staging, Mythic

See it if You like stories inspired by or modern takes on classical myths (Zeus, Haephestos, Ganymede). Stark, beautiful staging.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay male sexuality.


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